Graceful Slippers


Fast to make and a perfect fit!

These fast-finish slippers use basic stitches, short-row shaping, and a forgiving gauge. A drawstring bow causes the simple shape to hug the feet, creating a very flattering fit.

Knitting flat, cast on at the cuff, shape the heel and toe with short rows, and finish with an eyelet row for weaving a ribbon through to gather the excess fabric. Lots of design grace makes for a perfect fit!

Designed for Worsted or Bulky weights in two sizes.


FORMAT: Adobe PDF File

SIZES: Ladies’ Small (US shoe size 5 - 8) and Ladies’ Large (US shoe size 8.5 - 12)

NOTE: Gauge for this pattern is flexible. This measurement is provided for reference only.

SWATCH SIZE: 10 cm/4 inches over Stockinette stitch

BULKY: 14-16 sts and 21-24 rws on larger needles
WORSTED: 20-22 stitches and 28-30 rows on smaller needles

TUTORIALS: Links to downloadable online tutorials provided. A full glossary is included.


BULKY: 2 x 100g/101 m (3.51 oz/110 yds) bulky weight yarn (See Note on Gauge. I’ve used Knit Picks’ Biggo, Shetland Chunky, and Cascade Yarns’ Ecological Wool); 6.0 mm/US 10 straight needles (Opt. for I-cord finish, 2 dpns of same size)
Approximate yardage requirements: 103, 118 m/112, 128 yds

WORSTED: 1 x 100 g/198.0 m (3.51 oz/220 yds) balls worsted-weight yarn (See Note on Gauge. I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes); 5.0 mm/US 8 straight needles (Opt. for I-cord finish, 2 dpns of same size)
Approximate yardage requirements: 114, 131 m/128, 146 yds

NOTIONS: yarn needle; scraps of yarn for markers; 1.3 m/4 ft ribbon or narrow fabric scrap (finished with hem, Fray Stop, or pinking shears) for ties

Printing Suggestion: If you choose to print this pattern, it will be easiest to follow if you print it double-sided and staple it down the left side in booklet form. Also, choose the "Print Actual Size" option in your print dialogue box to make sure the sewing patterns are printed accurately.

Your file will be available for download as soon as you complete purchase. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns, or for pattern support.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSING NOTICE: Your purchase of this pattern gives you the right to use it for personal, non-profit use only. To licence the pattern to use for profit, please e-mail me for permission. You do NOT have the right to print the pattern for other people (unless they reside in your household) or to transfer the digital file to any other person. This pattern may not be sold, copied, or distributed in any way.

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Note: This was my first published design, which I originally created only for bulky yarn and posted on my blog for free. You can still get that original version here.


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